By Kemi Oladipo
Have you ever believed in a miracle (of any sort)? Well, you should now as a 68-year-old woman has given birth to a set of twins for the first time in her life.
PARADISE NEWS learnt that the miracle took place at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, last week where the woman gave birth successfully.
According to a statement signed by the Chairman, Medical Advisory Council of LUTH, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo, the woman was pregnant for the first time after undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).
“LUTH has successfully delivered a 68-year old primigravida (pregnant for the first time) with twin (a male and a female) gestation (pregnancy) following an IVF conception.
“She was delivered through an elective Caesarean section at 37 weeks gestation on April 14, 2020.
“The IVF and embryo transfer were done at an outside facility. She was thereafter referred to LUTH at early gestation and subsequently managed till term. This is the first in LUTH, Nigeria, and Africa! Mother and babies are well”, Prof. Adeyemo said.
IVF is the fertilisation of an egg by sperm outside of a woman’s body; normally used as a treatment for infertility – and assisted by technology.
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